Salem has a proud history of showcasing NCAA events. Virginia’s Championship City has hosted more than 100 national championships since 1993. In each of those 30 years, our number one goal has been to create lasting memories for both the teams and the fans. We trust that whether you are cheering from the stands, exploring the natural beauty of Virginia’s Blue Ridge region, purchasing a special gift, or sampling a creation from one of our award-winning breweries or restaurants that you will enjoy an abundance of our famous southern hospitality. Welcome to Salem, and thanks for taking the time to get acquainted with our city during your visit.